Exhibition: Watteau at Teylers Museum in Haarlem

Exhibition: Watteau at Teylers Museum in Haarlem

Mimi Blogger Team went to the opening of the ‘Watteau’ exhibition at Teylers museum.

Jean-Antoine Watteau’s (1684-1721) work marked the beginning of the Rococo movement. More than 60 paintings and drawings by Watteau and followers can be seen at Teylers Museum. Designs by fashion students at the Rietveld Academy, made with Watteau’s paintings in mind, are situated throughout the museum as well.

Next to the designs ‘Project Rietveld at Teylers’ also includes  sketches of the students and a professional portfolio, photographed by JW Kaldenbach.

Watteau and fashion: Everybody interested in fashion knows about the famous ‘Watteau pleat’

“Clothing and style are important elements in the work of Watteau. The typical 18th century dress with folds on the back was so often portrayed that this type of fold was named after him: the plis Watteau. As part of the exhibition, fashion students from the Amsterdam based Rietveld Academy made creations inspired by Watteau, (under guidance of Riette Wanders, photographed by JW Kadenbach) which will be shown in different rooms of the museum. In the other rooms presentations adding on to Watteau are being shown. Together, the exhibits show how innovative and influential Watteau was. Lectures, workshops and other events will enlarge the exhibition.” (read more Teylers Museum)

The exhibition will run from February 1 until May 14, 2017 at Teylers Museum in Haarlem. In Frankfurt you can visit the exhibition till January 15, 2017.

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